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Maxime Simonnet is a Real Estate partner in the Dentons’ Paris office and advises his clients on both transactional and litigation issues.
He advises an international clientele of investors (investment funds, real estate companies, and operators), in the context of real estate transactions: due diligence and negotiation of sale and purchase agreements.
Maxime Simonnet also works alongside his clients, notably major users, on their complex negotiations regarding commercial leases and construction contracts. He assists on a wider scale his clients in the context of their discussions on legal measures allowing risk anticipation, costs and incomes optimization related to their real estate assets.
In addition, Maxime Simonnet has a specific and sustained practice in real estate litigation: commercial leases, construction law, sales litigation, co-ownership, and environment. He is a member of the Institut Français de l’Expertise Immobilière.
Joined Salans (now Dentons) in 2001
Rambaud Martel (1998 – 2001)
English, French, Spanish
Admitted to the Paris Bar in 1998
Member of the Urban Land Institute’s French Chapter
University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne, DEA in International Economic Law (1994)
University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas, Maîtrise in General Private Law – Business Law (1993)
Dentons’ practice covers the full range of property work. Practice head Pascal Schmitz and his team advise international funds on investment transactions, including recent transactions involving office, retail and hotel assets. Véronique Lagarde focuses on property development work. She has recently advised on several large-scale logistic assets projects; such as assisting investor and landlord Argan with the negotiation of built-to-suite lease agreements. Third key member Maxime Simonnet also advises on property lease and development matters. Counsel Audrey Arnaut-Lacombe, tax experts Gianluca Calisti and of counsel Jérôme Le Berre, and banking and finance expert Jean-Marc Allix also contribute.
Dentons traite une large gamme de dossiers dans le domaine immobilier. Pascal Schmitz , qui dirige la pratique, conseille des fonds internationaux dans des opérations d’investissement, portant sur des actifs de bureaux, de commerce et d’hôtellerie. Véronique Lagarde est une spécialiste du développement et de la promotion immobilière. Elle est récemment intervenue dans plusieurs projets de grande envergure concernant des actifs logistiques; elle a ainsi assisté Argan dans la négociation de contrats de baux avec un grand acteur de l’e-commerce. Maxime Simonnet traite aussi des dossiers de baux commerciaux et de développement immobilier. Enfin, la counsel Audrey Arnaut-Lacombe, les avocats fiscalistes Gianluca Calisti et Jérôme Le Berre (of counsel) et le spécialiste du financement Jean-Marc Allix apportent leurs contributions.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Derivatives and structured finance
- Industry focus: Luxury goods
- Industry focus: Telecoms
- Intellectual property: Patents
- Project finance
- Banking and finance: transactional work
- Dispute resolution: International arbitration
- Industry focus: Energy
- Intellectual property: Trade marks and designs
- Private equity: Fund formation
- Real estate
- Mergers and acquisitions
- EU, competition and distribution